B-17 “Texas Raider”

It’s been over 75 years since the largest air armada the world had ever seen lifted into the skies over Europe, but on Saturday and Sunday September 3rd and 4th, history will come alive when the most iconic aircraft of World War II joins the ​Garmin KC Air show for a weekend of aviation history.

Presented by the Commemorative Air Force, the B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders is one of only three remaining that are actively flying in the U.S. today. Also attending will be the popular SNJ / T6 Texan advanced trainer in which thousands of airmen trained for combat. Both warbirds will offer cockpit tours during the show, and flights after airshow performance times.

Airshow attendees can visit the aircraft on Saturday and Sunday during airshow public hours, and for nominal admission can take a B-17 cockpit tour that includes commentary from crew members. Fans who want the ultimate Flying Fortress experience can make a reservation now for one of the limited number of 20-minute flights on the classic aircraft.

Fans who purchase flights on Texas Raiders must also pre-purchase airshow admission tickets separately, as well as parking reservations.

Those who wish to fly can call 855-FLY-A-B17 (1-855-359-2217) or reserve online at B17TexasRaiders.org or see more on Facebook.com/B17TexasRaiders (Gulf Coast Wing – Commemorative Air Force)

B-17 "Texas Raider"

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